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waspish

mod. in the manner of a WASP. She looks sort of “waspish,” but she’s not.
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The Duchess of Cambridge's tiny waist and waspish shape has become the envy of many women across the UK," the Daily Mail quoted the firm MYA (which stands for 'Make Yourself Amazing') as saying on its website.
The 70-year-old play is full of Noel Coward's typical waspish wit and scathing observations on marriage.
IF you're sick to the back teeth of celebrities being given too much of an easy ride on chat shows then rejoice, because a certain witty, waspish Welshman returns to host the second series of his chat show.
A keen follower of fashion, Cecil might be delighted or disappointed by the absence this week of the BBC's regular Royal Ascot fashion correspondent, the waspish James Sherwood, who has stood down from his role following internal disagreements.
Revisted and is a tribute to the waspish Carry On comedian.
Mezzo Julie Boulianne was a charming Rosina, even if her "Una voce poco fa" was more a display of technical expertise than an expression of waspish personality.
But dare you paint your living room waspish black, white and yellow?
Field has been attacked for writing a waspish memoir, but what he is offering is a kind of antidote to decades of closeting Leibovitz and Sontag not only in Vanity Fair and Vogue but also in The New York Times, Newsweek, and The New Yorker.
It has waspish features, such as narrow hind legs, but also branched body hair and other characteristics of bees.
He is a brilliant, complex and crafty character, who uses the opportunity of the book to expose some facets of the design world where 'high' style, waspish chatter and edgy competitiveness wrap around each other's antennae.
Northrop Frye (1957) made a waspish academic wisecrack on the subject: "the fallacy of what in history is called determinism, where a scholar with a special interest in geography or economics expresses that interest by the rhetorical device of putting his favourite subject into a causal relationship with whatever interests him less.
You know, like I was showing WASPish restraint or something.
Private thoughts made public reveal a waspish view of the world which readers may find surprising.
Soderbergh color coded the three different story lines - in grungy sepia for the Mexico scenes, bluish-gray in the WASPish Midwest, and brightly color-saturated in pretty San Diego - a technique that smacked of cultural stereotyping.
In addition to the plants' calling in waspish air attacks, the caterpillars themselves produce beacons for wasps.